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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (May 19)

First Chapter

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.

My intro this week is from All The Little Pieces by Jilliane Hoffman

All The Little Pieces

Blurb

She could have stopped an awful crime. She could have saved a life. She tried to forget about it. But now, the truth is out.
The terrifying new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Retribution and Pretty Little Things.
Faith Saunders is the perfect wife, mother and sister – loved and admired by all who know her. One night will change everything. As she drives home in the pouring rain, a dishevelled young woman appears out of nowhere, pleading for help. The isolated stretch of road is dark, and with her four-year-old daughter Maggie asleep in the backseat, Faith refuses to let the stranger in. What she sees next will haunt her forever. When the missing-person posters go up, Faith’s guilt consumes her. Then the girl’s body turns up, and her perfect life begins to unravel. Because it turns out Maggie wasn’t asleep that night and – unlike her mother – she’s not afraid to speak up. Maggie’s testimony leads to an arrest, but Faith is the only one who can identify a second man who was at the scene of the crime. She has one chance to convince a jury of what happened. If she fails, two murderers will go free – two men who have killed before and who will undoubtedly kill again. And they know exactly where to find Faith and her family… Goodreads

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

The rainy night air smelled toxic – burnt and bitter – like a house fire a day after being put out, its charred remains smouldering in puddles full of water and chemicals. The thick taste coated her throat. No matter if she spit or swallowed, there was no getting rid of it.

What do you think? Do you want to know more? Would you keep reading? Have you read Pretty Little Thing or Retribution?
Please leave your thoughts and links in the comment box below

Author:

A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

23 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (May 19)

  1. Oh, yes, I’d continue reading. I think once upon a time I meant to read Pretty Little Things. Why didn’t I? Might even have had a copy of it. I’ll check that out and definitely put this author on my list. Have you read her other books?

  2. I’d be taken by the fact that it’s third person past, but then I’d be asking myself why she said ‘spit’ when she should have said ‘spat… but then you know I’m a pedant about such things! 😉 I’d probably read on though…

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